‘Day of the Dead’ at Manchester College
on Sunday celebrates lives passed
Area residents are invited to join the Manchester College community for a cultural celebration, Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), on Sunday, Oct. 31.
“The purpose is to celebrate the life of friends and family members who are no longer living,” said Arturo Yañez, assistant professor of Spanish.
The free program begins at 1 p.m. with the Unveiling of the Altar, honoring those “no longer with us.” Participants are encouraged to bring photos in picture frames of family members, friends and treasured pets who have died.
Keynote speaker is Fernando Zapari, publisher of El Mexicano newspaper in Fort Wayne, who will talk about customs and traditions of Día de Los Muertos. A Mariachi band and dancers from Ecuador and Mexico also are on the program, which concludes at 6 p.m. All activities are in the upper College Union. Refreshments include pan de muerto, “bread of the dead.”
The event is sponsored by Hispanos Unidos campus club, the Department of Modern Languages, the College Office of Admissions and other MC organizations.